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Hello all, been throwing around the idea of ceramic coating the truck in the spring as I have a set of 22" wheels that are new I need to seal up anyways. How much ceramic coating do I need? Was looking at the new Adams Graphene coating and it is a 60 ml bottle, the wheel coatings I have seen are 30 ml or so. Is 60 ml enough for wheels and the entire truck? It is a 2020 Sierra Crew Cab just trying to figure things out especially since Adams has it on sale right now!

 

Also can I continue to use my Lusso car soap I love or would I have to use the Adams one?

 

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https://adamspolishes.com/products/graphene-ceramic-coating™?_pos=4&_sid=9e1dc1435&_ss=r

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24 minutes ago, falcaineer said:

First, welcome! Be sure to post an intro so we can get to know you and properly welcome you.

 

Yes, the 60ml bottle is more than enough for the entire truck and wheels. It'll coat 2-3 average sized cars, for reference. Post some pictures and your done!

Awesome thanks for the quick reply! Lusso car wash ok to use? I have a gallon of it left still and want to make sure it was ok and will no degrade the coating

 

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23 hours ago, falcaineer said:

While I can't vouch for competitor's products, a cursory check on that shampoo looks like it should be fine. That said, Adam's makes car shampoos specific for coatings, Wash & Coat among them, that can be used for boost and maintain your coating.

 

Awesome, yeah I have heard it is a good idea to use a boost every once in awhile to maintain it!

 

Thanks for your help!

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1 hour ago, luke1333 said:

Awesome, yeah I have heard it is a good idea to use a boost every once in awhile to maintain it!

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Yep, maintenance can definitely prolong your coating. For example, Ceramic Boost once a month, and Graphene Detail Spray weekly is a great regimen.

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12 hours ago, falcaineer said:

 

Yep, maintenance can definitely prolong your coating. For example, Ceramic Boost once a month, and Graphene Detail Spray weekly is a great regimen.

Good deal and if I buy the graphene kit this week and wait for a month or two to install will it be ok still? Will not open of course just curious on shelf life as it is still cold here in Ohio and snowy lol

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My 2 cents worth.  I have been a fan of Adams for several years. I have NOT been a fan of their protectant products as they never really held up very well in my environment compared to the other cheaper brands. That has changed recently when I tried Adams Graphene ceramic.  It is undoubtedly the best product I have ever used. Super slick (unlike their original ceramic) and very durable.

 

I really did not have a ton of it left after doing the white truck in the picture but it was enough. I did have enough remaining to do 1/2 of my wifes hood and testing other products on the other half.  The Graphene is still going strong and the other stuff disappears in a few washes.

 

I am still finding my way with boost maintenance but have had great results with graphene detail spray.   Chris mentioned Wash & Coat. I had not heard of it and Adams has did a pretty good job hiding it in their store.  I am not a fan of wash and wax stuff and the reviews really do not look great on the product so I think I am going to stick with what works for now.

 

I think you will be happy and as mentioned above the kit is enough to do a full size truck like mine. One thing I will mention is you really need to get a feel for when to wipe it off. All the Adams videos I watched showed it being applied and then removed pretty quickly. In my case (70 degrees and high humidity) it really took about 8 minutes and I found the best way to know is when its starting to get grabby with the towel when you wipe it off.

 

Welcome to the site. I am sure you will be happy with the Adams kit.

 

 

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On 2/3/2021 at 10:11 AM, rrmccabe said:

@luke1333

 

My 2 cents worth.  I have been a fan of Adams for several years. I have NOT been a fan of their protectant products as they never really held up very well in my environment compared to the other cheaper brands. That has changed recently when I tried Adams Graphene ceramic.  It is undoubtedly the best product I have ever used. Super slick (unlike their original ceramic) and very durable.

 

I really did not have a ton of it left after doing the white truck in the picture but it was enough. I did have enough remaining to do 1/2 of my wifes hood and testing other products on the other half.  The Graphene is still going strong and the other stuff disappears in a few washes.

 

I am still finding my way with boost maintenance but have had great results with graphene detail spray.   Chris mentioned Wash & Coat. I had not heard of it and Adams has did a pretty good job hiding it in their store.  I am not a fan of wash and wax stuff and the reviews really do not look great on the product so I think I am going to stick with what works for now.

 

I think you will be happy and as mentioned above the kit is enough to do a full size truck like mine. One thing I will mention is you really need to get a feel for when to wipe it off. All the Adams videos I watched showed it being applied and then removed pretty quickly. In my case (70 degrees and high humidity) it really took about 8 minutes and I found the best way to know is when its starting to get grabby with the towel when you wipe it off.

 

Welcome to the site. I am sure you will be happy with the Adams kit.

 

 

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Thanks for the info! Good looking truck and I think I am going to try it. Honestly never liked the Adams stuff but I have seen good stuff about the newer graphene and really like the UV light. I used IGL ceramic in the past and it is so hard to see where you have been so UV light is a really good idea imo. Don't know when to buy it yet as it is still chilly here in ohio and not ready to put summer wheels on yet!

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12 hours ago, luke1333 said:

Thanks for the info! Good looking truck and I think I am going to try it. Honestly never liked the Adams stuff but I have seen good stuff about the newer graphene and really like the UV light. I used IGL ceramic in the past and it is so hard to see where you have been so UV light is a really good idea imo. Don't know when to buy it yet as it is still chilly here in ohio and not ready to put summer wheels on yet!

 

Check out this post for some tips on coating a truck.

 

 

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